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“Simple and delicious.”

Pappasito's Cantina
Ranked #269 of 8,206 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Great Uptown
Columbia, Maryland
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184 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Simple and delicious.”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Stopped in for a quick bite and wasn't expecting much since it's a chain. Pleasantly surprised. Food was a little pricey for the style, but very tasty and served quickly. Highly recommend.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Cristal0505
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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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482 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 449 helpful votes
“Classic Mexican Standbys Done Right”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Located on FM 1960 at the Willowbrook Mall, this location is just as pleasing on the inside as it looks from the outside. We found convenient onsite parking in a side lot. Although it was evening, we had only a 10-minute wait. Few tables were free on the breeze-washed deck so we opted for a booth inside. Our server was attentive and prompt throughout our dinner and she got our orders exactly right. After some deliberation, one of us went with a plate of brochette-style shrimp with chicken fajitas with pico de gallo and guacamole; the other opted for a plate of grilled chicken breast topped with onions, pico de gallo, melted cheese, jalapeños, and chipotle cream. Both of us had diet colas to douse our fires. Portion sizes were reasonable, not skimpy, and not over the top. Everything hit the spot. We found the tab a bit steep for fairly standard Mexican fare, but otherwise we had no complaints.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank mainemountainbear
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SW Florida
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140 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Love the Margaritas”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

I can't go to Houston without eating at Pappasito's Cantina. They are consistant with every visit in both the food and the service. The portions are huge and you can't leave without having a couple of their margaritas.

Visited May 2013
Thank TravelGal22SWFlorida
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york, pa
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89 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Loved this restaurant!”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

I ate here on 4/19 and loved it! The chips and salsa were wonderful, these were the thinnest chips I ever had and they were so much better than the thick ones. The 2 types of salsa that came with the chips were delicious. I got the rice/beans/taco/fajita meal and it was so good. I wish we had this restaurant in our state, but then again, it is good we don't since I would be there all the time! The ambiance was great and the food was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank kkitt
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“I LOVE this place!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

It would be hard to find a better fajita anywhere in the U.S. than at pappasitos. And the chips/salsa are equally good. They are thin, crispy and delicious. We used to live in Houston and every time we return the first place we go is Pappasitos for fajitas and chips!

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Idahojoe1
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